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but·ter·fly

(bŭt'er-flī),
1. Any structure or apparatus shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis. Synonym(s): butterfly eruption, butterfly patch, butterfly rash
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butterfly

(bŭt′ər-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, having four broad, usually colorful wings, and generally distinguished from the moths by having a slender body and knobbed antennae and being active during the day.
tr.v. butter·flied, butter·flying, butter·flies
To cut and spread open and flat, as shrimp.
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but·ter·fly

(bŭt'ĕr-flī)
1. Any structure or apparatus resembling in shape a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

butterfly

a diurnal insect of the order LEPIDOPTERA, which possesses clubbed antennae.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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